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Poster: Music Fan II Date: Apr 15, 2008 12:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

I find it interesting that you Dead Heads are having a hard time with the criticism. So what the guy didn't like what the majority of the population doesn't like. Truth e told they are not the best band out of San Francisco in the 60's. Janis,The Airplane and CCR blow the Dead out of the water. Thats a fact whether you want to see it or not

In regards to this guy claiming Miller stole Pig's lyrics. Maybe you need to look into that statement a little more before making such a claim. The Dead nor Pig have claim to:

"Turn on your lovelight
Let it shine
Inside your heart
Turn on
your lovelight
Let it shine
Let it shine"


Because they stole it themselves.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Apr 15, 2008 1:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

True enough that Pigpen & the Dead had no claim on the words to Turn On Your Lovelight. I never thought they did and always loved Bobby "Blue" Bland's version of the song. And even he didn't write the song. It was written by Malone/Scott and is clearly credited on the recording by the Grateful Dead.Your accusation of theft by the Grateful Dead is unfounded. Thats not my point. I was saying that the song Kow Kow Calqulator sounds like it referred to Pigpen in the song Miller wrote and recorded in 1969 for the Brave New World album. It's about a dude named Kow Kow who "kept himself a pet alligator" and also has a chorus of

"Turn on your lovelight
turn it on
Let it shine
inside your heart
Turn it on
let it shine
turn on your lovelight.....
Kow Kow Calqulator
was a very smooth operator
get back in your elevator
Kow Kow Calqulator
Turn on your lovelight
Let it shine"
turn on your lovelight
Oh let it shine!"

Now I only have heard of one other band that played the same San Francisco scene in 1969 who sang songs about alligators and turning on lovelights and that would be Pigpen and the Grateful Dead.

As far as not caring for criticism, I could give a rats ass what Steve Miller thinks about anything really. I still enjoy much of his music whether or not he cares about the Dead or not. Better musicians than Steve Miller love (& hate) the Dead.

And not only that

The worst song the Dead ever wrote pales compared to "Abbacadabra" anyway.

This post was modified by jerkwaterdan on 2008-04-15 08:46:04

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Apr 15, 2008 1:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

yes

even day job rocks as hell compared to abracadabra or electro lux imboglio (song about the vacum cleaner - lol)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 15, 2008 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

Only mr. zappa can sing about appliances

Joe:
Oh oh oh
Mystical advisor
What is my problem,
Tell me
Can you see?

L. ron hoover:
Well, you have nothing
To fear, my son!
You are a latent
Appliance fetishist,
It appears to me!

Joe:
That all seems very,
Very strange
I never craved
A toaster
Or a color t.v.

L. ron hoover:
A latent appliance
Fetishist
Is a person who
Refuses to admit
To his or herself
That sexual
Gratification can
Only be achieved
Through the use of
Machines...
Get the picture?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnSF36PBxbk

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Apr 15, 2008 1:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

Day Job would be a step up for Steve Miller at this point in his career.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Apr 15, 2008 3:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

"The San Francisco music scene was more of a "social phenomenon," Miller said, and his eponymous band was more musical and more professional than the pack"

Too bad this old Space Cowboy jumped on the DISCO SHIT banwagon in the 70s. That was some really commercial garbage. Not all of us want to hear that crap. and those who do sure as hell don't belong on a Grteful Dead forum dominated by a bunch of hippies. Do yourself a favor and get lost...

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Poster: SoxPatsMC Date: Apr 23, 2008 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Steve Miller ... Sour Grapes?

Ha.
The Dead are by far and away the greatest band to ever have come out of San Fran.
Period.

Steve Miller bitchin about what exactly?

Maybe he should ask the countless of amazing musicians worldwide that the Dead have shared the stage with and ask them what they think.